Given the mixture of disciplines and the numerous ways a fight can be lost in the UFC, the margin for error is as slim as it gets in all of the combat sports.
The fact that each mixed martial artist competes in four-ounce gloves doesn’t help matters either, often delivering a thunderous mixture of highlight-reel knockouts by year’s end, not just from punches, but elbows, knees and kicks.
Sure grappling and punching is fun to watch. But in the brutal, no-holds-barred sport of MMA, there’s nothing quite like a knockout.
The combination of perfect timing and sheer physical force—plus the shock, awe, and surprise of getting slammed in the face—is almost an art form.
Check out the top 20 knockouts in UFC history.